Home healthcare worker accused of stealing from senior

January 28, 2011 1:12:48 PM PST
A home healthcare worker has been accused of stealing a laptop and jewelry from one her clients. Krystal Jean Coons is charged with theft. According to court documents, the client, who is over the age of 65, reported to police that her laptop computer and several pieces of jewelry were stolen from her residence on November 24, 2010. The victim said that her regular home healthcare worker was away and Coons, 29, was provided by a service to fill in. She said Coons was in the areas where the stolen items were placed and that she was out of her eyesight. The victim also said Coons asked to leave the residence to go to her car multiple times.

Police say the laptop was traced to a pawn shop and pawned by the co-defendant, Michael Resell Ford, Jr. The computer had pictures of both Coons and Ford on it, as well as Coon's resume. The investigation revealed further that Ford, Jr. had pawned two rings at a different pawn shop. Those rings turned out to be the victim's missing jewelry.

Ford, Jr., 33, is also charged with theft. He has a prior conviction of burglary of a habitation in October 1998.